Interview With Men’s Fashion Influencer Dr. Nonsky
HI DR. NONSKY! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHAT WITH US! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS DR. NONSKY IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Dr Nonsky is a certified Doctor of Pharmacy (that’s actually where the title “dr” comes from) In addition, he is a fast-rising black men’s fashion influencer in Canada. His preaches affordable luxury and dressing without breaking the bank. He is also a content creator and brands employ his expertise and skills in marketing their products. He was worked with a considerable number of brands both in Canada and overseas helping them to create brand awareness and recognition.
YOU ALWAYS TREND ON INSTAGRAM, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO POPULAR?
I am always grateful for small favors but to be honest my so-called achievements is someone else’s starting point. So I don’t let it get to my head instead I suck it up and move on to the next big thing.
WHAT IS THAT ONE THING THAT YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR MIND WHILE PREPARING YOUR CONTENT?
Is it authentic, useful and relatable to my audience?
HOW WOULD YOUR DESCRIBE YOUR FASHION AESTHETIC?
I’d describe my fashion aesthetic as versatile, a little bit of everything. The ability to pull off every outfit is what makes you a master. My style depends ok the weather, my mood or the event. In winter, my style changes from colorful summery shirts and shorts to heavy and dark-coloured jackets to match the season. On the other hand, sometimes I may feel like dressing up in a nice suit and at other times you may find me in ripped jeans. It’s also reflective on my Instagram page. I like to make my page look like a men’s fashion catalogue where men come to source for inspiration and improve on them.
WHAT DO YOU THINK SOME OF THE UPCOMING TRENDS ARE GOING TO BE?
I have never been a trend chaser. I create my own trends but to answer your question, I think some men are beginning to reinvent the old school style.
IF YOU HAD TO NAME ONE THING, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE THING IN YOUR WARDROBE RIGHT NOW?
My fall jackets in different colors. I usually look forward to fall season because in my opinion that’s the most fashionable season of the year.
FROM YOUR COLLECTION, WHAT FIVE PIECES DO YOU THINK EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN?
A pair of suits (grey or blue)
A pair of Oxfords
A pair of sneakers
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BRAND AND WHY?
Zara: it’s is both affordable and of superior quality. Again, I’m an advocate of budget fashion so this brand comes in handy.
HOW IMPORTANT PERSONAL BRANDING IN YOUR PROFESSION AND WHAT YOU DO TO GROW YOUR BRAND?
It’s very important to build your brand and carve a solid niche for yourself. In a world where everyone wants to be an influencer, the competition is stiff so the ability to distinguish yourself is what makes you unique, stay afloat and not drowned in the sea of mediocrity. To build my brand I do some or all of these: define who I am, what I want to achieve/known for and who my target audience are, network with key influencers who have paved the way, ask for recommendations and grow my online presence.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE MEN JUST BECOMING INTERESTED IN FASHION AND BEGINNING TO DEFINE THEIR STYLE?
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Find out what makes your happy and what you’re comfortable in. Dont follow the crowd, don’t chase trends because trends come and go